Rachel Ehrenberg covers interdisciplinary sciences and chemistry for Science News, so basically she gets to write about everything. A native of Vermont, Rachel double majored in botany and political science at her home state's school before heading to a graduate program in evolutionary biology at the University of Michigan. Perpetually distracted by science outside her chosen field, Rachel left Michigan with a master's degree to attend the science writing program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has written for newspapers, radio and done several in-the-field reporting fellowships. A Science News feature on whale strandings and sonar won Rachel the 2009 Science Writing Award for Journalists from the Acoustical Society of America. Rachel is on leave for the 2013-2014 academic year while she completes a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT.
Rachel Ehrenberg's Articles
- NewsA study in rats suggests the blue dye similar to that found in popsicles and sports drinks may prevent cell death after spinal cord injury.
- NewsA new study links the simian immunodeficiency virus to serious AIDS-like illness in a wild population.
- NewsNew work shows that the “rubber hand illusion” only works when a hand feels a sensation no more than 300 milliseconds before the eyes see it
- NewsNew studies reveal that a thick, soft plant expels its progeny in an unexpected way.
- NewsScientists have found that electrons in a layer of carbon atoms can become a strongly interacting swirling soup.
- NewsResearchers find a spike in carbon dioxide, along with an increase in heat, makes honeybees' enemies vulnerable.
- NewsFinding could lead to new technique for making tiny wires.
- NewsResearchers have used a femtosecond laser to etch tiny channels into metal plates, prompting liquid to flow uphill.
- NewsA new study analyzes the features that help maple seeds stay airborne.